Minister English and Tony Fitzgerald, Lord Mayor of Cork, meet Knocknaheeny resident Jessica Tobin
“Over the lifetime of Rebuilding Ireland, some €211 million is being made available under the Department’s Regeneration Programme”, stated Minister English today 12 April, 2018 at the opening of Phase 1A and Phase 1B and the sod turning of Phase 2A Knocknaheeny Regeneration in Cork.
The Minister stated that “The aim of regeneration is to ensure that these neighbourhoods are places that people are proud to come from, places where people want to live and work in, rear and educate their children and to enjoy their later years in an inclusive and safe environment. Therefore the focus of regeneration is the community itself and recognising the importance of community spirit.”
The 52 homes [23 units in Phase 1A and 29 units in Phase 2B] in Knocknaheeny that were opened today by the Minister were constructed by Messrs. Deermount Construction Ltd who were awarded the tender after a competitive tendering process.
The Minister also turned the sod on Phase 2A today which will deliver 47 homes. Following a competitive tendering process Murnane & O’Shea Limited were awarded the contract for constructing these homes which are due for completion in 2020.
The Minister congratulated everyone involved in bringing the proposal to this stage and he wished the future residents of this housing development long and happy lives at the new development.
“The focus of regeneration is the community itself and recognising the importance of community spirit”
The Five Pillars
The Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness includes a comprehensive Five Pillar approach – these pillars are the foundations upon which we will build our plan. They are open to debate, additions and amendments, but for now they will be our starting point for immediate action.
This is an initiative of the Government of Ireland